This video–Design Problems with the Lumbar Disc, Genetics and Blood Supply– is the second in the series to understand the lumbar spine. The first video in this series provides an understanding into the function of the lumbar spine. Here we will discuss how the disc is constructed and how it works, how the blood supply affects the disc and how genetics plays an important role in the health and survival of the disc.
About the Author: Donald Corenman, MD, DC
Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.